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- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.99
From the bestselling author of Tuxedo Park, the fascinating story of the 3,000 people who lived together in near confinement for more than two intense and conflicted years under J. Robert Oppenheimer and the world's best scientists to produce the Atomic Bomb and win World War II. They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 13.29
Packed with startling revelations, this inside look at the secret side of the Cold War exposes just how close America came to total annihilation During the Cold War, a flight crew had 15 minutes to get their nuke-laden plane in the air from the moment Soviet bombers were detected?15 minutes between the earliest warning of an incoming... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99
The A to Z of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare covers the development and use of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons as well as efforts to limit or control the use of these weapons through a chronology, a bibliography, an introductory essay, and dictionary entries. Over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries provide a unique selection... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
Civil defence was an integral part of Britain's modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book will be the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968. more...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 190.00
For many decades, investigations of the behaviour and implications of radioactive contamination in the environment have focused on agricultural areas and food production. This was due to the erroneous assumption that the consequences of credible contaminating incidents would be restricted to rural areas. However, due to the Chernobyl accident, more... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00 US$ 51.87
With sweeping changes in the Soviet Union and East Europe having shaken core assumptions of U.S. defense policy, it is time to reassess basic questions of American nuclear strategy and force requirements. In a comprehensive analysis of these issues, Charles Glaser argues that even before the recent easing of tension with the Soviet Union, the United... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 49.99
This volume assumes the worst: a defensive, aggressive Iran already possesses a nuclear arsenal. How should the United States handle this threat, and can it deter the use of such weapons? Through three scenario models, this study explores the political, strategic, and operational challenges facing the United States in a post–Cold War world. The authors... more...
- Profile Books 2017; US$ 33.33
In 1945, the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and old ideas of warfare came to an end. This book tells how the power of the atom was harnessed to produce weapons capable of destroying human civilisation. There were few villains in the story. On both sides of the Iron Curtain, dedicated scientists cracked the secrets of nature, dutiful military... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a riveting account of the nuclear arms race and the Cold War. In the Reagan-Gorbachev era, the United States and the Soviet Union came within minutes of nuclear war, until Gorbachev boldly launched a campaign to eliminate nuclear weapons, setting the stage for the 1986 Reykjavik summit and... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
?The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,? notes Thomas C. Reed, ?fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort?save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.? With global powers now engaged in cataclysmic encounters, there is no more important time for this essential, epic account of the past half century, the tense... more...